Mets to retire Keith Hernandez’s number on July 9

Although the problems between the Baseball Association and the MLB continue, the teams are already organizing the picture for the next season. The New York Mets, for example, already have a date to withdraw the number of Keith Hernández, a historical of the franchise.

According to Tim Britton, the Mets will retire their number 17 on July 9. «This is truly a special honor that lasts beyond life,» Hernandez said in a statement.

The 68-year-old former player was selected five times to the MLB All-Star Game and in 1979 he won the award for MVP of the season. The first baseman received 11 Gold Gloves in his career, which also included an important stint for the St. Louis Cardinals.